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Craft Courses

Feeling crafty? Whether you're a seasoned crafter or just looking to start out, with East Durham College's range of craft courses, there's something for everyone!

Let our expert tutors and specialists train you in how to create beautiful arts and crafts, or learn new skills with our range of part-time courses!

With EDC's range of craft courses, taught at our Houghall campus in the heart of Durham, you can learn to complete hand embroidery, learn how to use all the mysterious attachments on your sewing machine, create beautiful things with felt and brush up on your knitting. If you're a creative person, these courses (and many more) are all available throughout the year.

More of an outdoorsman or outdoorswoman? Our bushcraft survival experience is right up your street. You can expect an exciting, engaging day where you'll immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of nature. You'll learn how to respect the forest, tool usage and safety, how to build a shelter and how to make tools, utensils and other crafts. This course is a great opportunity for pair-bonding; you might be a couple or friends seeking to build on your strengths, or you might be a parent and child looking to have some fun together.

Our Other Short-Courses

You'll also find a range of animal care courses available on our website. If you're thinking of getting a pet, our Pet Advice course, aimed at getting your child to take responsibility for looking after a pet before you get one, is ideal. We also run a Pet Sitting course which covers a wide range of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as exotic animals and pet pigs, chickens, sheep and goats.

Interested in our canine friends? Our range of dog-related courses are likely to be of interest to you. We offer an Emergency First Aid for Dogs course covering first aid, nutrition and general care of canines (ideal for the police, prison guards, or guide dogs for the blind) and we also offer Dog Walking and Dog Grooming courses with City and Guilds qualifications available.

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If the courses you're looking for aren't currently on the list below, please check back soon as we'll be regularly updating this list as the new courses go live.

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Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2018/19, starting September 2018. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.